The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Ubuntu skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Ubuntu over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Ubuntu Linux
England / East of England
Rank 109 118 126
Rank change year-on-year +9 +8  
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 17 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.78% 0.20% 0.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.14% 0.95% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Median daily rate £515 £420 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.61% +68.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £425 £310
% change year-on-year +14.70% +37.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £24.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year -27.83% -46.11%  

Ubuntu is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 542 525 600
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 24.95% 21.50% 23.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 275 281
Median daily rate £350 £348 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.71% +6.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £170 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £515 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 87 110
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £60.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Ubuntu
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing Ubuntu as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Ubuntu in the East of England

Ubuntu
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Ubuntu in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Ubuntu in the East of England

Ubuntu
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ubuntu in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ubuntu in the East of England

Ubuntu
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ubuntu within the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +13 11 £515 - 1
Hertfordshire +3 3 £550 +30.95% 2
Suffolk - 2 - -
Essex - 1 - -
Ubuntu
England

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Ubuntu also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Ubuntu.

1 21 (100.00%) Linux
2 15 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (66.67%) Docker
4 13 (61.90%) Git (software)
5 12 (57.14%) Python
5 12 (57.14%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (57.14%) Continuous Delivery
6 11 (52.38%) PaaS
6 11 (52.38%) Node.js
6 11 (52.38%) REST
6 11 (52.38%) IaaS
6 11 (52.38%) E-Commerce
6 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (47.62%) TDD
7 10 (47.62%) Scrum
7 10 (47.62%) JSON
7 10 (47.62%) Kanban
7 10 (47.62%) SOA
7 10 (47.62%) HTTP
7 10 (47.62%) TCP/IP
7 10 (47.62%) DNS
7 10 (47.62%) SSL
7 10 (47.62%) JavaScript
7 10 (47.62%) .NET
7 10 (47.62%) CoreOS
8 9 (42.86%) DevOps
9 6 (28.57%) CentOS
9 6 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
10 5 (23.81%) Windows
10 5 (23.81%) Jenkins

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (14.29%) Confluence
2 2 (9.52%) IBM Notes
3 1 (4.76%) JBoss
3 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 11 (52.38%) IaaS
1 11 (52.38%) PaaS
2 6 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (14.29%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (14.29%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (9.52%) SaaS
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (47.62%) DNS
1 10 (47.62%) HTTP
1 10 (47.62%) SSL
1 10 (47.62%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (4.76%) Big Data
2 1 (4.76%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (61.90%) Git (software)
2 5 (23.81%) Jenkins
3 3 (14.29%) Bitbucket
3 3 (14.29%) JIRA
4 2 (9.52%) Hudson
General
1 1 (4.76%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
1 7 (33.33%) Platform Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) AWS Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 2 (9.52%) Operations Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Software Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) AIX Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Java Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Linux Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (52.38%) Node.js
1 11 (52.38%) REST
2 10 (47.62%) .NET
2 10 (47.62%) JSON
3 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
1 1 (4.76%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (47.62%) CoreOS
3 6 (28.57%) CentOS
4 5 (23.81%) Windows
5 4 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
6 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (4.76%) AIX
8 1 (4.76%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (57.14%) Continuous Delivery
3 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (52.38%) E-Commerce
4 10 (47.62%) Kanban
4 10 (47.62%) Scrum
4 10 (47.62%) SOA
4 10 (47.62%) TDD
5 9 (42.86%) DevOps
6 3 (14.29%) Application Performance Management
6 3 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 3 (14.29%) Performance Management
6 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 1 (4.76%) Line Management
7 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
7 1 (4.76%) Security Hardening
7 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) Python
2 10 (47.62%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.52%) Java
3 2 (9.52%) Ruby
3 2 (9.52%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.76%) Go
4 1 (4.76%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
1 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 14 (66.67%) Docker
2 2 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.52%) vSphere
3 1 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (57.14%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (23.81%) Ansible
3 3 (14.29%) Pingdom
4 2 (9.52%) Kubernetes
4 2 (9.52%) Puppet
5 1 (4.76%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) VMware
2 3 (14.29%) AppDynamics
2 3 (14.29%) Atlassian
2 3 (14.29%) PagerDuty
3 2 (9.52%) Acronis
3 2 (9.52%) Lotus
3 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.76%) IBM